This week for the twenty-eighth recipe I've made forThirty Minute Thursdays, cooking our way through Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta book with Glennis and Margaret and whoever else wants to join us, I made Penne agli Asparagi e Prosciutto (Penne with Asparagus and Prosciutto), on page 140.
The ingredient list: asparagus, yellow onion, butter, prosciutto, ground black pepper, cream, freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and penne.
As promised, this goes together well within the 30 minutes, the most time involved is boiling the pasta. The combination of pasta, cheese, meat, onion, and asparagus is light yet satisfying. Definitely doing this one again and again. This is a good recipe for those nights when you look into your refrigerator and see just bits of this and that left at the end of the week (you could vary the vegetable you use with no problem at all) as you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. Delicious and Mark quickly claimed the leftovers for his lunch the next day.
If you like the looks and sounds of it, buy the book as I am a believer in encouraging people to support the authors who put together these fabulous books by buying a copy, so you won't find the recipes posted from this book here. (Buy it, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to locate, it's not pricey, and there are photos of almost all the recipes.)